What are wood residues?
To us, it’s not waste.
Residues are anything leftover from higher-purpose or high-use products. Sawdust from mills, logging slash and offcuts, and any debris leftover from forest harvests.
Residues from sawmills and forests across New Zealand that are normally considered waste are repurposed and resourced to create the sustainable products we manufacture.
Where does our wood come from?
We utilize sawdust and shavings from mills and logging slash, offcuts and any debris left over from sustainably managed forests after harvest.
We want to create a circular economy and provide environmentally sustainable solutions by repurposing wood residues. All our products are manufactured and produced from natural wood waste that would otherwise end up in dump sites or landfills.
Residues are the main component of the products we manufacture.
We work with forestry managers and owners from the beginning to monitor and manage effective projects for an environmental forestry residue clean up where these wood residues are repurposed into a range of wood products including:
Developing the market
We have the generational knowledge and understanding of the entire process to create circular economies with zero waste
Azwood has been in the energy business since 1978
We made the transition to wood energy in 2004
The wood pellet plant was up and running in 2008
We have high investment in private capital business. The increased carbon tax has affected businesses, whereas there is no tax on wood fuel and it is a clean, sustainable option for commercial customers.
Why involve Azwood from the start of a project?
Forest managers and owners want to make sure they do the cleanest job they can to reduce risk. We work with these companies to provide a solution to remove the residues off-site.
If involved from the beginning we can work with forest managers and owners on things like skid design so we can effectively come and retrieve those residues while the loggers are still working.
What happens if wood residues are not cleared?
If left behind, wood residues can become an environmental hazard that can contribute to landslips, erosion, wildfires and build-up in waterways.
By us offering a forestry residue clean-up service we are reducing environmental hazards and giving back 100% of the land to forestry owners for replanting.
Recent forestry residue clean up collaborations
Rabbit island, Tasman Bay
Flat land ground prep, post-harvest residue recovery
Reduced compliance costs
Decreased environmental impact
Mitigated fire risks
ECAN slash clean-up, full product removal
Post-op slash residue
Ground in forest
Post grind transportation
Ground product resourced & repurposed
Kingsland Forest, Nelson
Post-op residue removal
Steep country clean up
Live skid site clearance
The Environmental Benefits of Working with Azwood by Removing Slash from Forests
Looking to learn about the numerous environmental benefits of working with Azwood to removing slash from forests?
How Azwood helps mitigate slash risk
Azwood offers a forestry clean-up service where we remove all wood residues from site and repurpose them into natural wood products.